Archive for April, 2016

Second-strike offender sentenced

April 12, 2016 | By More
Second-strike offender sentenced

A 23-year-old gang prospect who took part in a violent home invasion and the abduction of a woman and her dog will serve all of his four-year jail term as a second-strike offender.

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Arrest warrant issued over firearms charges

April 12, 2016 | By More
Arrest warrant issued over firearms charges

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man charged with possession of firearms following a search of a property in Yaldhurst where police had to shoot a dog attacking them.

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Near two-decade jail term for Burrett

April 12, 2016 | By More
Near two-decade jail term for Burrett

A judge has speculated that sex offender Robert Selwyn Burrett is likely serve all of his 19-year 6-month jail sentence because he remains such a high risk to children.

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Russell John Tully sentencing delayed

April 11, 2016 | By More
Russell John Tully sentencing delayed

Friday’s sentencing has been delayed for the convicted Ashburton WINZ shooter Russell John Tully.

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Birthday party threats admitted

April 11, 2016 | By More
Birthday party threats admitted

A man who threatened people at a child’s birthday party at his friend’s home in Rangiora and bit a woman’s hand, has pleaded guilty to three charges at the Christchurch District Court.

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Businessman admits forging signatures

April 11, 2016 | By More
Businessman admits forging signatures

A businessman has admitted three charges of dishonestly using documents by forging signatures, although the amount involved remains in dispute and the case is heading for a hearing.

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Bus driver admits central city fatal crash

April 11, 2016 | By More
Bus driver admits central city fatal crash

A bus driver has admitted that his careless driving – going through a red light in the central city – killed a 45-year-old Christchurch woman and injured a man in the car he rammed.

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Not guilty plea on alleged police assault

April 11, 2016 | By More
Not guilty plea on alleged police assault

A man accused of intentionally injuring a police officer during an incident in which three cars were stopped at Cheviot has denied the charge and chosen trial by jury.

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11-time tagger narrowly avoids jail

April 8, 2016 | By More
11-time tagger narrowly avoids jail

A Christchurch tagger caught for the 11th time has received a telling off from the judge – but still no jail time.

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Police foil alleged robbery plan

April 8, 2016 | By More
Police foil alleged robbery plan

Three people have been charged with conspiring to rob “an unknown person” of $12,000, a crime apparently foiled by the police in Christchurch on Thursday.

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